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Overstock Workers With MS Get Bias Trial Over Telework Rollback

Nov. 24, 2021, 6:07 PM

Overstock.com Inc. may have engaged in disability discrimination and retaliation when it fired two employees with multiple sclerosis, hired under a disabled worker recruitment initiative, after discontinuing their department’s work-from-home program, a federal judge in Utah ruled.

Evidence would support a jury finding that the company violated Markie Lloyd’s and Natalia Shaw’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah said.

That evidence includes emails showing that the rollback of Overstock.com’s telework allowance for content moderators may have been cooked up as a way to shed workers with disabilities and that supervisors ...

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